Series: Barefoot Bay

A British Invasion! Barefoot by the Sea by Roxanne St. Claire

Posted April 15, 2015 by Jonetta in Book Review | | 4 Comments

A British Invasion! Barefoot by the Sea by Roxanne St. ClaireBarefoot by the Sea by Roxanne St. Claire
Series: Barefoot Bay #4
Published by Forever on October 29, 2013
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 411
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
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When you think you know your heart's desire . . .

Tessa Galloway is a gifted nurturer-her verdant garden at Barefoot Bay's new resort is living proof. If only the woman who can grow anything could grow what she wants most: a baby. Her friends think the right guy will come along, but Tessa doesn't want to wait. All she needs is the perfect donor to make her dream come true. Then John Brown is hired at the resort. If anyone could make beautiful babies, it's this gorgeous, mysterious man. So why does Tessa suddenly find herself wanting so much more?

Can you give up all your dreams for love?

It's been three long years since John Brown had to leave his old life. Forced into the witness protection program, he's desperate to be reunited with his toddler twins. When he gets that chance, there's a catch-he must prove he's got a steady job and a new wife. Landing a gig as a chef in Barefoot Bay is easy enough. And falling for lovely Tessa is even easier. The hard part? Can he win the heart of a woman who prizes honesty-when the truth may shatter it?



Tessa Galloway just wants a baby and every man who looks like a hookup possibility also looks like a potential sperm donor. When she meets John Brown in a bar, things zing along swimmingly until she asks for a donation. When their encounter crashes, things get even dicier when he shows up as the much needed chef for the resort. But John has a big secret…he’s in the UK witness protection program and they’ve more in common than she knows.


I must admit I wasn’t looking forward to Tessa’s story and put off reading it until now. Big mistake as it turned out to be one of my favorites of the series. John/Ian is refreshing in that on the surface he seems like he’s carefree and a lover. Scratch just a bit below the surface and you discover all his complexities and passions, making him an appealing character. His reasons for being in the program will break your heart and Tessa’s history makes her much more sympathetic.


This was a fine ending to a wonderful series. I regret having put off reading this story.

About Roxanne St. Claire

Roxanne St. Claire is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than thirty novels of suspense and romance, including three popular series (The Bullet Catchers, The Guardian Angelinos, and Barefoot Bay) and multiple stand alone books.

In addition to being a six-time nominee and one-time winner of the RITA Award, Roxanne’s novels have won the National Reader’s Choice Award for best romantic suspense three times, as well as the Daphne du Maurier Award, the HOLT Medallion, the Maggie, Booksellers Best, Book Buyers Best, the Award of Excellence, and many others. Her books have been translated into dozens of languages and are routinely included as a Doubleday/Rhapsody Book Club Selection of the Month.

Barefoot in the Sun by Roxanne St. Claire

Barefoot in the Sun by Roxanne St. Claire

Posted April 23, 2013 by Jonetta in Book Review | 0 Comments

I’ve looked forward to going back to Barefoot Bay for months and this book didn’t let me down. Zoe’s story promised to be interesting as we knew she was hiding from something or someone. The last story ended with her running from Dr. Oliver Bradbury when he recognized her at the resort grand opening while performing the emergency delivery of Lacey’s baby. Zoe’s story and past may have been tragic but Oliver certainly was a big payoff. He is smoldering sexy and head over heels in love with this woman who is conditioned to run when people get too close. Time after time he affirms his love (in some really great ways) and commitment to her but Zoe has no frame of reference for loving […]

Barefoot in the Rain by Roxanne St. Claire

Barefoot in the Rain by Roxanne St. Claire

Posted November 8, 2012 by Jonetta in Book Review | 2 Comments

Jocelyn Bloom has a thriving business in L. A. as a life coach to the elite of Hollywood. She’s now embroiled in a scandal involving the famous husband of one of her clients and she’s come home to Barefoot Bay to take cover. Her friends rally around her, including Will Palmer, who once was her lifeline during her miserable childhood. Jocelyn has been estranged from her father since she left Barefoot Bay for college and is stunned when she discovers Will has been seeing to his care because of his senility. Will and Jocelyn have an extremely complicated past, which unfolds gradually throughout the story. It’s pretty clear that Jocelyn’s father, Guy, was abusive to her and was the catalyst to her leaving Barefoot Bay. […]

Barefoot in the Sand by Roxanne St. Claire

Barefoot in the Sand by Roxanne St. Claire

Posted September 24, 2012 by Jonetta in Book Review | 2 Comments

  When 36-year old Lacey Armstrong lost her home and all its contents in a Florida hurricane, she thought it was a chance to not only start over again with her 14-year old daughter but an opportunity to fulfill one of her dreams. Lacey decided to use her insurance proceeds to build her Bed & Breakfast, something she’d wanted to do since inheriting the house from her grandparents. The architect who showed up was not the elder gentleman on the website but his son, 29-year old Clay Walker, a man on a mission to get this project no matter what. And, he’s got a much bigger vision for Lacey and the project. This is the first story in the new Barefoot Bay series and it […]